From February 1, Thailand will resume quarantine-free travel
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From February 1, Thailand will resume quarantine-free travel

2022 brings in good news for travelers wishing to travel to Thailand. Thailand is set to resume a quarantine-free travel scheme for international travelers from February 1.

The kingdom’s tourism-dominated economy suffered a great deal following the suspension of the program due to the rise in cases of Omicron as visitor numbers plunged to a trickle. According to reports, the COVID-19 taskforce spokesman, Taweesin Visanuyothin said that fully vaccinated travelers will now be allowed to enter the country under the Test and Go scheme, and will be required to take COVID tests within the first five days of arrival.

In order to comply with the rule, travelers will be required to wait in a hotel for their test results and download a tracking app. In November, Thailand introduced the Test and Go scheme as an alternative to two weeks of hotel quarantine to boost the economy of the country.

A spokesperson stated that the program could be resumed as hospitalizations are not spiking, although authorities will be watching it closely. If the situation changes or there are more infections, they plan to adjust the sandbox scheme accordingly.

The sandbox program, which was introduced last year, allows fully vaccinated tourists to spend seven nights in certain designated areas before they are allowed to travel to the rest of Thailand.